Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +101 and the Bruins at -111.
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Los Angeles has a record of 8-1-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-1-0. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 36 goals and surrendered 19 goals for a point differential of +17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-2-0 and an over/under record of 4-5-0. Boston has a record of 4-3-1 including 3-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 26 goals and have given up 27 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 4-4-0 while their over/under mark is 5-3-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 8-2-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 4-4-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee IR (10/03)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
10/25/17 C David Krejci Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
Anze Kopitar has scored 12 total points this year for the Kings. He has 7 goals this season with 26 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 27%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 21.6 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 5 goals on 37 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 6 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Kings. He has 268 shots against him and he's surrendered 15 goals. He's made 253 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
David Pastrnak has 8 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 6 goals this year with 24 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Brad Marchand averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 32% by scoring 6 goals on 19 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the year. Anton Khudobin has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 148 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 137 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 17 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 36 goals while giving up 19 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 30th respectively. They have had 32 power play chances and scored 5 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 21st in the league. The Kings have given up 39 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.29% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 94%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 19th in the league with a total of 9 points this season. They have 9 power play goals on 32 chances for a percentage of 28%. That is 4th in the NHL. They've given up 34 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Bruins are 23rd with a total of 26 goals scored while they've given up 27 goals this season, ranking 18th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.11%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 625 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 604 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.9% as they have 471 shots while they've given up 454 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the year. That puts them 15th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 325 face-off wins as opposed to 309 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 14th overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 247 hits and they've blocked 150 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Bruins are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 269 face-off wins compared to 251 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Boston has 191 hits and they have blocked 108 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Boston is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've attempted 447 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 474 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.1% ranks 23rd as they have 339 attempts while they have given up 366 shots on the defensive end.
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